Minglewood Blues, Dire Wolf, Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, Big River-> El Paso, Brown Eyed Women, Let It Grow Samson & Delilah, Sunrise, Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Saint Stephen-> Not Fade Away-> Playin' In The Band, E: Passenger
SBD>MC>R>PCM>D>CD>EAC>SHN (??); see comments on lineage;
Thanks to Raoul Duke
edits/encoding by Matt Vernon & JCotsman
Said it before and I'll day it again, early '78 is where it's at for this band in this year...this show has a lot that will keep me coming back...but my favorite parts, as mentioned heavily already, are definitely the Let it Grow and the St. Stephen.
This LIG is just ridiculously powerful, some of the heaviest sounds I've ever heard on this song, and Jerry's playing during St. Stephen is also easily some of the most inspired I have heard of this era. It's just as good as 1/22, but in a different way; more like noodling nirvana vs. melodic paradise. This, 1/22/78, and 10/15/77 are the trifecta of great post-hiatus St. Steves for me.
December 12, 2009 Subject:
My Favorite Tape
I had all the classics in my collection..Hartford, Binghampton, Fillmore and so on and this little known gem was by far the most played tape of any show I didnt go nto (a shame since I was 5 years old and 20 miles away at the time..lol). The second set is as perfect to my ears as any I have heard. There's my 2 cents. Download it!!!
November 12, 2009 Subject:
Man you gotta hand it to Garcia; he was playing these shows with full blown laryngitis, but he was RIPPING inspired solos on song after song! He must have been wanting to make up for not singing to the audiences! The Terrapin, Let it Grow, St. Stephen, and one of the best They Love Each Others of '78 are amazing! Must have been the Persian helping him feel better :)
October 19, 2009 Subject:
Wow. That's amazing stuff. Just listened to the Jam before St Stephen through the end of the Set. Extraordinary. I cannot imagine someone hearing that and not giving it 5 stars...but to each his/her own. Beautiful sound, brilliant playing, lots of weird inventive touches from various members of the band. As someone else said, 4 stars for recording but 6 stars for performance. This is a new favorite for me...wish I could download.
April 23, 2009 Subject:
the St. Stephen is amazing, one of the best I have ever heard.
jerry's soloing at the end is too much. what energy...
LIG is very good as mentioned. The playin' is the best of 78 IMO. Goes lots of different places before landing smoothly into the best Stephen of 78 (again IMO) jerry's voice is still a little creaky...though I think in some songs it makes him sound very emotional.
Reviewer:capn doubledose -
August 5, 2005 Subject:
Show kicks butt - one of my all time favorites of 250 tapes
Have never heard a bad Shrine show and this is no exception. Big River & Let it Grow are ridiculous. BEST LATE ST STEPHEN hands down - never played this hard again. Need a better copy of this though.
March 12, 2005 Subject:
The show really rocks. I listened to it in it's entirety w/headphones today and had a big grin on my face the entire time. Jerry still suffers from laryngitis he came down with earlier in the tour but gives it his best on the vocals. What he lacks in voice, he more than makes up for with some seriously blistering fret work. 1978 has always been underrated. This show might make some reexamine their opinions. The quality of this recording is decent. I'll give it a 4 for sound, a 6 for performance.
January 11, 2005 Subject:
Nice setilist. Where's the AUD? It's better!
This show has a nice setlist and sound. Highlights, as stated previously, are Let It Grow and Terrapin. There is, however, an audience recording out there somewhere of this show that I have heard that FAR SURPASSES this SBD version. In fact, I remember it being one of the best '78 AUD's I had ever heard. Anyone know where it is so we can post it??? For this one: 3.5 stars performance, 3.75 stars sound = 3.625 stars overall.
September 5, 2004 Subject:
Reviewer:Jim F -
September 1, 2004 Subject:
Dont overlook Let it Grow.
I don't have this show (yet), but I do have the Let it Grow. It was one of the first things I ever heard of the band live, which I got from local radio at the time. It has a rushed, yet determined attack with plenty of fanning crescendos from Jerry and co. Star rating is only for Let it Grow.
Maybe it was my mood this day, but I don't hear anything special in this show, though the set list is attractive. "Terrapin" and "Not Fade Away" are the best songs; as is typical of this year, the band is tight and provides nice punch, but there just isn't that much magic in any of Jerry's ideas or interplay. Sound is great.